Our team works with other community organizations and groups that strive to protect immigrants from discrimination and civil rights violations. Civil liberties issues affecting immigrant communities include racial profiling, unlawful arrest, a shortage of translators for court appearances, labor abuses, access to legal process, deportation and family separation, and more.
The Immigrant Rights Team collaborates with other community groups to define areas where the ACLU-NC of Charlotte can best invest its civil liberties knowledge and resources. Since 2014, we have worked with organizations such as Action NC, American Friends Service Committee, Carolina Refugee Resettlement Agency, Charlotte School of Law, Immigrant Solidarity Committee of Charlotte, International House, Latin American Coalition, Legal Services of Southern Piedmont, Charlotte Coalition for Municipal IDs, WEMAD, the Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice, the Women’s March of Charlotte, and the Charlotte Compassion Action Network for Children (CAN).
Some of the community projects our team has participated in include:
- Citizenship Tutoring with International House
- Supplies Drive for Carolina Refugee Resettlement Agency
- Power of Attorney workshop with Latin American Coalition
Additionally, we have recently launched an Immigration Court Observer Project, and invite all who are interested to sign up for a training session.
Our team meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 6pm.
For more information about our meetings, trainings, or other ways to get involved, you may complete the contact form or directly contact Team Leader Lisa Wielunski, firstname.lastname@example.org.